finishing.com -- The Home Page of the Finishing Industry
A website for Serious Education, promoting Aloha,
& the most FUN smiley you can have in metal finishing

HomeFAQsBooksHelpWantedAdvertiseForum
topic 5431

Satin Finish on Aluminum Diecasting


(2000)

We have a few high pressure die cast aluminum furniture components which we would like to finish and end up with the same look as a satin chrome or anodized aluminum.(not easily marked by handling.) Someone suggested stainless steel ball burnishing? Is there an aluminum that we could anodize? Any other suggestions would be appreciated. We would prefer not to coat the parts.

Neville Waisbrod
furniture - New Zealand


(2000)

Neville ,

Apparently your interest is only needed for appearance. Steel burnishing media will not get you a satin finish. The short answer is you have 2 choices. You can anodize your aluminum as is, in which case your surface material profile will remain relatively unchanged or you can use a mass finishing process that uses dry organic media which includes abrasives. The latter media is commonly used to get an antique finish look. The media will do surface modification, will blend, and will remove burrs, depending on equipment and time cycles. If you go to the dry processing method, you will get some temporary protective coating for a little while, but you may want to coat shortly after processing to prevent stains and oxidation.

tony kenton
AF Kenton
Nova Finishing Systems Inc.
Hatboro, Pennsylvania




This public forum has 60,000 threads. If you have a question in mind which seems off topic to this thread, you might prefer to Search the Site

ADD a Q or A to THIS thread START a NEW THREADView This Week's HOT TOPICS

Disclaimer: It's not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations may be deliberately harmful.

  If you need a product/service, please check these Directories:

JobshopsCapital Equip. & Install'nChemicals & Consumables Consult'g, Train'g, SoftwareEnvironmental ComplianceTesting Svcs. & Devices


©1995-2017 finishing.com     -    Privacy Policy
How Google uses data when you visit this site.